2015 Report details for project: Mobile Infrastructure Project

Project name: Mobile Infrastructure Project - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Government's Mobile Infrastructure Project aims to provide mobile coverage to areas of the UK that have not been covered by the commercial sector by building new mobile masts. The Mobile Infrastructure Project will improve the coverage of mobile voice and basic data services in some of the most remote parts of the UK. To ensure that benefits of the programme are maximised, it has been extended to 2016. DCMS have partnered with Arqiva and 4 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to identify areas of no coverage and build mobile phone infrastructure. The project is addressing complete "Not Spots" and not "Partial Not Spots" for State aid reasons. Not spots are defined as an area which is devoid of network coverage, from all mobile providers.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Programme is Amber/Red.
Start date: 2011-10-01
End date: 2016-03-31
Schedule text: Contract signed with Arqiva 10 May 2013. The first on air site was delivered on 24 September 2013 in Weaverthorpe, North Yorkshire covering 200 homes. The second site went on air in North Molton, Devon on 28th August 2014 covering 184 homes and third site went on air in Portesham, Dorset in March 2015 covering 206 homes. A further 18 masts are in the build process.
Baseline: £71.54m
Forecast: £25.59m
Variance: -64.20%
Variance text: This data was correct at Q2. The MIP forecast represents that funding is provided in arrears on evidence of delivery. The variance reflects that the original budget profile was based on the initial implementation plan, which included a number of early assumptions. DCMS continues to work with HM Treasury to ensure that funding is available in the years it is required to support delivery, in line with current implementation planning.
Whole Life Cost: £157.11m
WLCost text: The whole life costs at Q2 broadly reflects the £150m capital and £5m administration budget announced. The project is currently expected to deliver within budget.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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